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Advanced P3A meets sand

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Milehigh970, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Milehigh970

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    Ok fellas! I joined the group today I didn't want to join. I was at the lake filming my friends and family skim boarding behind a winch. I was bringing in the phantom for a hand catch when my cousins dog jumped and grabbed the landing gear pulling it to the ground (from 8 feet I might add!! lol). As it was coming down it flipped and landed in the sand upside down. I tried to initiate a CSC as it was happening, but when i picked the bird up 3 of the 4 props powered back up and I powered down with the left stick. I started blowing out the sand around the motors, and the stuck prop was able to be spun by hand. I blew till they all seemed smooth and powered it back up, let it idle for a few seconds and shut it down. I also had to blow out the gamble as it was sticking. I got it to where everything seemed to function properly so I threw a new battery in and took off. I kept it low and slow checking all controls and stability. Everything seemed fine and actually ended up flying the whole battery. What do I need to worry about? I was going to give everything a good blow with some computer spray and do a IMU calibration, and gimbal calibration. I also took this as my time to join and load some logs to healthy drone.com everything seemed ok as far as sensors from flights before and after. Only issue I noticed was some battery voltage deviations, which were from logs before the issue as well, guess that will be another post. Thoughts, opinions, public lashings.... Im ready!
     
  2. grrquadman

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    Hmmmmmm, I'm beginning to think that I should keep a can of "Dust Off" compressed air in my car when flying. Too big to put in the carry case!
     
  3. Milehigh970

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  4. bbfpv

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    Blow out the motors and fly it.
     
  5. elchato2512

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    does anyone knows how to open a motor for cleaning, i have an accident in the sand and the motors are blocked.
    please i need to know how you can open them for cleaning
     
  6. Mako79

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    Solution is in your other post.

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